Suraj's National Award Winning Movie Perariyathavar

61st National Award Winner's

The 61st annual National awards for the year 2013 have been announced.

Here are the winners in the major categories:

Best Feature Film: Ship of Theseus

Best Hindi Film: Jolly LLB 

Best Actor: Rajkummar Rao for Shahid (Hindi) and Suraj Venjaramoodu for Perariyathavar (Malayalam)
Best Actress: Geetanjali Thapa for Liar's Dice

Best Director: Hansal Mehta for Shahid
Best Supporting Actor: Saurabh Shukla for Jolly LLB
Best Supporting Actress: Amruta Subhash for Astu (Marathi) and Aida El-Kashif for Ship of Theseus (English)
Best Child Artist: SOmnath Avghade for Fandry (Marathi) and Sadhna for Thanga Meengal (Tamil)

Best Children's Film: Kaphal

Best English Film: Coffin Maker
Best Film on a Social Issue: Gulabi Gang
Best Non-Feature Film: Rangbhoomi
Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Cinematography: Rajeev Ravi for Liar's Dice

Best Editing: VJ Sabu Joseph for Vallinam (Tamil)

Best Sound Design: Bishwadeep Chatterjee for Madras Cafe (Hindi)

Best Music Direction: Kabir Suman for Jatishwar (Bengali) and Shantanu Moitra for Na Bangaaru Talli (Telugu) 

Best Lyrics: Na Muthukumar for the song Ananda Yaazhai in Thanga Meengal (Tamil)
Special Jury Award: Yellow (Marathi) and Miss Lovely (Hindi)

Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

61st National Awards: Suraj Venjaramood, North 24 Kaatham Bag Awards

It is a proud moment for all Kerallites as well as for the whole Malayalam industry. Suraj Venjaramoodu, who rose to fame with his comedy roles in movies and with the Trivandrum slang, has won the National Award for Best Actor. He shares this award with yet another actor Raj Kumar.

Also, North 24 Kaatham wins the Best Malayalam film.

Yes, Suraj has made it happen. With his out standing performance in the movie Perariyathe, he bagged the National Award for the Best Actor for the year. He said that he give this award to all the Malayalis and the Malayalam industry.

Perariyathe was directed by Dr Biju and Suraj played the role of a sweeper in the film. It was a de-glam role and it mainly focussed on the difficulties faced by the marginalised people in the society. Indrans had also played a pivotal role in the film. This is Suraj's first National Award. Now, this has proved once again that the Malayalam industry is indeed blessed with having many profound actors who have extreme range in acting. Indian Film News congratulates Suraj Venjaramoodu and North 24 Kaatham team on winning the National Awards for Best Actor and Best Malayalam movie for the year.

Suraj Wins the Best Actor National Award

Congratulations from Indian Film News....

The award is been shared between Suraj for the malayalam movie Perariyathe and Rajjkumar as Kashmiri Lawyer in Shahid.

Mani Ratnam is family to me: Abhishek Bachchan

Actor-producer Abhishek Bachchan, who has worked with Mani Ratnam in "Raavan", says the veteran filmmaker is like family to him.

Abhishek's actress-wife Aishwarya Rai is said to be featuring in a Mani Ratnam film again. Asked if he too has a role in it, Abhishek said: "For me, Mani is not a director, he is a family to me. He just has to tell me where to come and where to stand and I will be there. I will never ask Mani what is my role."

Though nothing seems to be final in that regard, Abhishek says Mani Ratnam is still figuring out details about the movie.

However, he said: "Aishwarya is very excited about that project."

The movie will also feature Mahesh Babu and Nagarjuna.

Aamir Khan's 'P.K.' set for Dec 19 release

Christmas season seems to spell magic for Aamir Khan's films and continuing with the trend, the makers of his upcoming film "P.K." have decided to release it about a week before X-Mas.

"Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films, in association with Disney India, confirm that 'P.K.' shall release on Dec 19, 2014," said a statement.The political satire was slated to release in June this year but it got delayed. Hirani, who is also directing the film, had earlier said that most of Aamir's films release during Christmas and they have done well.

The superstar's blockbusters like "Dhoom:3", "3 Idiots" and "Taare Zameen Par" had hit screens around Christmas.

"P.K." also features actor Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput.